As an Essential Service Provider, The Arc Westchester is on the frontlines of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities during COVID-19.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 06, 2020
The Arc Westchester Foundation, which raises public awareness and financial resources for The Arc Westchester’s programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce that the organization has received a four-month grant of $10,000 from the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Trust. This grant will be used for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning costs in The Arc Westchester’s residences.
“Like most nonprofits during this unprecedented time, The Arc Westchester is experiencing one of the most difficult and challenging time in its 70-year history,” said Nancy Patota, executive director, The Arc Westchester Foundation. “As an Essential Service Provider, The Arc Westchester is on the frontlines of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities during COVID-19. This grant from the Westchester Community Foundation will greatly help us continue to protect our individuals and staff throughout our residences over the coming weeks.”
The Arc Westchester has 245 individuals sheltering in place in its 45 residences throughout the County. In the first five weeks of this crisis, expenses for PPE, sanitizing supplies and other household items vital to the protection of these individuals and staff has exceeded $100,000. The Arc Westchester Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was created to support the organization during this pandemic and beyond.
Westchester Community Foundation’s mission is to connect generous people to the causes they care about and invest in transformative ideas and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country, with assets of approximately $2.6 billion.
For more information on how you can support The Arc Westchester, visit https://arcwestchester.org/news/covid-19relief-fund.
About The Arc Westchester Foundation
The Arc Westchester Foundation’s mission is to increase public awareness and to raise financial support from the community, generating income through long-term investments, and making contributions to support services for people with developmental disabilities served by The Arc Westchester. Visit http://www.arcwestchester.org.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.